CES 2020: Introducing the OV48C, Omnivision’s 48-megapixel sensor
EMGblog.com: The image sensor is a part that is used in the function of the camera and finally The value of the smartphone equipped with this camera plays a significant role. According to experts, the most popular image sensor used for flagship and mid-range smartphones in 2019 is the 48 megapixel sensor Sony IMX586 managed to make its way to a large number of phones. The likes of Samsung, Huawei, Google and Apple preferred to continue using their custom sensors, but in contrast to brands such as OnePlus, Xiaomi , Oppo, Honor and many others welcomed the IMX586 sensor, so that the popularity of this sensor from Its Korean competitor, the ISOCELL GM1 (Samsung product) also went further.
In the second half of 2019, some high-end phones will start using Samsung’s new 64 megapixel sensor, i.e. ISOCELL Bright GW1 showed interest. Also, Mi Note 10 By using Samsung’s 108 megapixel sensor – which ISOCELL Bright HMX – made headlines. In December, we saw that the new 64-megapixel sensor from Sony With the name IMX686 – which is the successor of the IMX586 sensor – it has been used in the construction of new devices. Having said that, you might imagine that the main competition in the mobile image sensor market is mainly between Samsung and Sony. But we should note that in this field, another name also stands out: OmniVision.
During the last few years, this company’s products have certainly not been as successful as Sony and Samsung’s sensors, but the rules of the game may change. On Monday, January 6, 2020 (January 16, 2018), during the CES 2020 exhibition, Omnivision Company announced the production of a 48 megapixel image sensor
Considering that in other 48MP sensors, the sensor size is 0.8 microns, the OV48C is considered a large sensor. The size of the pixels in the OV48C is due to the fact that the sensor itself is physically large. According to Omnivision, the OV48C is the first image sensor in the industry to use dual HDR (on-chip) conversion. In this way, motion artifacts are removed and the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is produced properly. Also, this sensor, having an HDR option in the form of in-chip composition, provides the possibility for smartphone designers to provide the best HDR method for a scene with maximum flexibility.